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Robert Hideaki Yamagiwa ’67

Robert Hideaki Yamagiwa ’67, August 20, 2004, in Seattle. Bob received a BA in chemistry from Reed, and with the Dr. Mutsumi Nobe Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Work received a master’s in chemistry from the University of Oregon. In 1969, he married Sheila Quinn ’68; they later divorced. In 1973, Bob received a JD from the University of Oregon law school, and took a position as staff attorney for Legal Aid in Seattle. He assisted immigrants and refugees in understanding their rights, and dedicated his life to community service. He was an avid reader, an excellent gardener, and an "even better" cook. Survivors include his current wife, Myrna Z. Locsin, his son and daughter, five step-children, his mother, and a brother and sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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